Electoral results for the district of Central Cumberland

Central Cumberland, an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales was created in 1859 and abolished in 1894.[1][2][3]

Election Member Party Member Party
1859   John Laycock None   James Atkinson None
1860
1863 by   Allan Macpherson None
1864   John Hay None
1867 by   John Lackey None
1868 by   Samuel Lyons None
1869   Edward Flood None
1872   John Hurley None
1875   Joseph Wearne None
1875 by   William Long None
1877 by
1877   Andrew McCulloch None
1880
1885 by   Varney Parkes None Member Party
1885   Nathaniel Bull None
1887   Free Trade   Free Trade   Frank Farnell Free Trade
1887 by
March 1888 by   John Nobbs Free Trade
May 1888 by   David Buchanan Protectionist Member Party
1889   Robert Ritchie Free Trade   John Linsley Free Trade
June 1889 by   David Dale Free Trade
September 1889 by
1891
1891 by
 
Jacob Garrard Free Trade
1893 by   George McCredie Free Trade

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1890sEdit

1893 by-electionEdit

1893 Central Cumberland by-election
Saturday 6 May [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade George McCredie (elected) 2,417 66.2
Free Trade John Nobbs (defeated) 1,292 34.8
Total formal votes 3,709 98.9
Informal votes 40 1.1
Turnout 3,749 37.8 [a]
Free Trade hold  
John Nobbs (Free Trade) resigned due to bankruptcy.[4]

1891 by-electionEdit

1891 Central Cumberland by-election
Saturday 29 August [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Jacob Garrard (elected) 1,674 39.3
Labour John Marshall 904 21.2
Protectionist John Gannon 679 16.0
Protectionist Cyrus Fuller 403 9.5
Free Trade Thomas Taylor 324 7.6
Free Trade William Brodie 272 6.4
Total formal votes 4,256 97.5
Informal votes 109 2.5
Turnout 4,365 44.0
Free Trade hold  
Robert Ritchie (Free Trade) died.[6]

1891Edit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Wednesday 17 June [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Frank Farnell (re-elected 1) 2,850 15.8
Free Trade Robert Ritchie (re-elected 2) 2,491 13.8
Free Trade John Nobbs (re-elected 3) 2,435 13.5
Free Trade David Dale (re-elected 4) 1,978 11.0
Labour John Gannon 1,614 9.0
Protectionist Cyrus Fuller 1,449 8.0
Labour John Marshall 1,389 7.7
Protectionist Walter Airey 1,092 6.1
Ind. Free Trade Thomas Taylor 1,016 5.6
Ind. Free Trade John Forsyth 964 5.4
Ind. Free Trade John Ferguson 740 4.1
Total formal votes 18,018 99.1
Informal votes 163 0.9
Turnout 5,744 57.9
  Free Trade hold 4  

Elections in the 1880sEdit

September 1889 by-electionEdit

1889 Central Cumberland by-election
Saturday 28 September [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Frank Farnell (elected) unopposed
Free Trade hold  
Frank Farnell (Free Trade) resigned due to bankruptcy.[7]

June 1889 by-electionEdit

1889 Central Cumberland by-election
Saturday 22 June [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade David Dale (elected) 1,985 48.0
Protectionist Alban Gee 1,657 40.1
Ind. Free Trade William Brodie 468 11.3
Free Trade Thomas Taylor 27 0.7
Total formal votes 4,137 97.7
Informal votes 97 2.3
Turnout 4,234 43.2
Free Trade hold  
The by-election was caused by the death of John Linsley (Free Trade).[8]

1889Edit

1889 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Saturday 9 February [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Frank Farnell (elected 1) 3,339 17.1
Free Trade John Nobbs (elected 2) 3,222 16.5
Free Trade Robert Ritchie (elected 3) 3,143 16.1
Free Trade John Linsley (elected 4) 3,040 15.5
Protectionist Alban Gee 1,806 9.2
Protectionist Nathaniel Bull 1,797 9.2
Protectionist Warden Graves 1,622 8.3
Protectionist John Thorpe 1,595 8.2
Total formal votes 19,564 99.6
Informal votes 84 0.4
Turnout 5,059 52.2
  Free Trade hold 3 and win 1 (1 new seat)
David Buchanan (Protectionist) won a seat in a by-election in May 1888 and unsuccessfully contested Balmain.

May 1888 by-electionEdit

1888 Central Cumberland by-election
Tuesday 15 May [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protectionist David Buchanan (elected) 1,222 48.5
Free Trade George Simpson 954 37.8
Ind. Free Trade Thomas Taylor 345 13.7
Total formal votes 2,521 97.1
Informal votes 76 2.9
Turnout 2,597 28.8
Protectionist gain from Free Trade  
The by-election was caused by the resignation of Andrew McCulloch (Free Trade).[10]

March 1888 by-electionEdit

1888 Central Cumberland by-election
Wednesday 14 March [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade John Nobbs (elected) 1,923 57.0
Protectionist John Watkin 1,453 43.0
Total formal votes 3,376 98.0
Informal votes 68 2.8
Turnout 3,444 38.3
Free Trade hold  
The by-election was caused by the resignation of Varney Parkes (Free Trade).[12]

1887 by-electionEdit

1887 Central Cumberland by-election
Wednesday 28 December [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Andrew McCulloch (elected) 1,667 55.8
Protectionist Nathaniel Bull 1,322 44.2
Total formal votes 2,989 97.2
Informal votes 87 2.8
Turnout 3,076 34.2
Free Trade hold  
Andrew McCulloch (Free Trade) resigned due to insolvency.[13]

1887Edit

1887 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Saturday 12 February [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade Varney Parkes (re-elected 1) 2,404 25.8
Free Trade Andrew McCulloch (re-elected 2) 2,119 22.7
Free Trade Frank Farnell (elected 3) 1,861 19.9
Free Trade John Nobbs 1,775 19.0
Protectionist Nathaniel Bull (defeated) 1,173 12.6
Total formal votes 9,332 99.3
Informal votes 67 0.7
Turnout 4,040 51.3

1885Edit

1885 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Thursday 29 October [15]
Candidate Votes %
Andrew McCulloch (re-elected 1) 1,953 21.3
Nathaniel Bull (elected 2) 1,879 20.5
Varney Parkes (re-elected 3) 1,858 20.3
Cyrus Fuller 1,503 16.4
Charles Scrivener 973 10.6
Frank Farnell 808 8.8
Henry Statham 180 2.0
Total formal votes 9,154 98.6
Informal votes 128 1.4
Turnout 3,976 66.2
  (1 new seat)

1885 by-electionEdit

1885 Central Cumberland by-election
Thursday 24 September [16]
Candidate Votes %
Varney Parkes (elected) 1,266 51.3
Nathaniel Bull 1,203 48.7
Total formal votes 2,469 97.2
Informal votes 70 2.8
Turnout 2,539 42.2
The by-election was caused by the resignation of John Lackey who was appointed to the Legislative Council.[17]

1882Edit

1882 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Tuesday 5 December [18]
Candidate Votes %
Andrew McCulloch (re-elected 1) 1,419 39.0
John Lackey (re-elected 2) 1,258 34.6
Nathaniel Bull 964 26.5
Total formal votes 3,641 98.9
Informal votes 39 1.1
Turnout 2,404 62.3

1880Edit

1880 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Monday 22 November [19]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (re-elected 1) 1,470 41.0
Andrew McCulloch (re-elected 2) 1,350 37.6
Thomas Wearne 770 21.5
Total formal votes 3,590 99.0
Informal votes 36 1.0
Turnout 2,216 62.9

Elections in the 1870sEdit

1877Edit

1877 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Monday 29 October [20]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (re-elected) unopposed  
Andrew McCulloch (elected) unopposed  
The other sitting member William Long successfully contested Parramatta.[21]

1877 by-electionEdit

1877 Central Cumberland by-election
Friday 31 August [22]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (elected 1) 874 54.8
William Long (elected 2) 722 45.2
Robert Graham 134 10.8
Jeremiah O'Connell 52 4.2
Total formal votes 1,236 99.2
Informal votes 10 0.0
Turnout 1,246 27.4 [b]
The by-election was caused by the appointment of William Long and John Lackey to positions in the fourth Robertson ministry.[22]

1875 by-electionEdit

1875 Central Cumberland by-election
Monday 28 June [23]
Candidate Votes %
William Long (elected) 874 54.8
Andrew McCulloch 722 45.2
Total formal votes 1,596 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,596 70.3
Joseph Wearne rsigned.[23]

1874-75Edit

1874–75 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Friday 8 January 1875 [24]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (re-elected 1) 692 28.9
Joseph Wearne (elected 2) 624 26.0
Joseph O'Connor 391 16.3
Andrew McCulloch 328 13.7
Charles Jeanneret 256 10.7
Nicholas Raven 99 4.1
Maurice Reynolds 8 0.3
Total formal votes 2,398 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 2,398 55.1

1872Edit

1872 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Thursday 22 February [25]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (re-elected 1) 762 42.2
John Hurley (elected 2) 573 31.7
Henry Zions 431 23.8
Frederick Birmingham 34 1.9
Total formal votes 8 100.0
Informal votes 1,808 0.0
Turnout 1,808 39.4

Elections in the 1860sEdit

1869-70Edit

1869–70 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Tuesday 28 December 1869 [26]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (re-elected 1) 713 29.4
Edward Flood (elected 2) 629 25.9
William Campbell 616 25.4
James Jones 467 19.3
Total formal votes 2,425 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,900 78.6

1868 by-electionEdit

1868 Central Cumberland by-election
Thursday 17 December [27]
Candidate Votes %
Samuel Lyons (elected) 495 52.9
James Jones 440 47.1
Total formal votes 935 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 935 43.3
Allan Macpherson resigned.[27]

1867 by-electionEdit

1867 Central Cumberland by-election
Thursday 27 June [28]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (elected) 314 53.3
Robert Graham 53 46.7
Total formal votes 367 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 367 18.1
The by-election was caused by the resignation of John Hay who was then appointed to the Legislative Council.[28]

1864-65Edit

1864–65 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Saturday 26 November 1864 [29]
Candidate Votes %
John Hay (re-elected 1) 584 33.6
Allan Macpherson (re-elected 2) 549 31.6
John Laycock (defeated) 401 23.1
George Oakes 184 10.6
James Atkinson 19 1.1
Total formal votes 1,737 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,737 38.8

1863 by-electionEdit

1863 Central Cumberland by-election
Saturday 6 June [30]
Candidate Votes %
Allan Macpherson (elected) 586 53.3
James Atkinson (defeated) 514 46.7
Total formal votes 1,100 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,100 50.1
James Atkinson resigned due to insolvency and re-contested the seat.[30]

1860Edit

1860 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Saturday 22 December 1860 [31]
Candidate Votes %
John Laycock (re-elected 1) 346 25.2
James Atkinson (re-elected 2) 335 24.4
David Bell 294 21.4
James Farnell 215 15.7
Allan Macpherson 184 13.4
Total formal votes 1,374 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,374 36.6
James Farnell was the member for St Leonards and had already unsuccessfully contested Goldfields West.

Elections in the 1850sEdit

1859Edit

1859 New South Wales colonial election: Central Cumberland
Thursday 23 June [32]
Candidate Votes %
James Atkinson (elected 1) 389 35.1
John Laycock (elected 2) 358 32.3
John Lackey 343 30.9
John Beit 20 1.8
Total formal votes 1,110 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,110 32.8

NotesEdit

  1. ^ based on an electoral roll of 9,914 at the 1891 election.[5]
  2. ^ based on an electoral roll of 2,270 at the 1875 by-election

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